Thursday, February 28, 2008

Beaded Cami Mods

A long, long time ago I promised to put up my mods to Black Dog Designs Beaded Cami.

Since Stitches West, a few people have inquired about my version,

which is heavily based on this version.

Here are my Beaded Cami Mods for use with Argosy Luxury Yarns, Bonsai Bamboo.
Please feel free to post a comment or contact me on Ravelry if you have any questions.
Happy Knitting!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

"Oh. Hi, Lily Chin, can we help you with your box?"

Just another star sighting at Stitches West in front of the UPS store...


This was in the clearance treasure chest of AllHemp.
AllHemp6 came to them as a 5-ply - now mine for the low, LOW price of $28 - Yeah me!!

Cherry Tree Hill - for my work knitting friend who wants to learn how to knit socks - hope she likes the colors!

Couldn't walk away from this Jitterbug yarn in Toscana.

I've never seen Araucania sock yarn - Ranco Multi.

The piece de resistance, my new Signature Art needles:
US 2 stilleto point with teardrop top and US 3 midi point with spiral top.

And a shameless plug and perk of working for the best boss EVAH!
Argosy Luxury Yarns, Hanna Sport, Latte & Roses.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Hello from Stitches West!

I'm here in lovely (rainy) Santa Clara for Stitches West!
I never realized how.many.knitters/crocheters.there.are.
and HOW MUCH YARN there is to buy!

This place is Krazy! People are wonderful.
Ravelers are fantastic!

And people knit incredible things and then wear them for other yarn addicts to admire - it's a knitting love-in!

I'm working in the Petting Zoo - and people love Melissa's yarn!

I met Jess and Casey from Ravlery!
And CookieA came into our booth - I almost fell over! I think I gasped and it scared everyone in the booth. I said, "We are in the presence of sock designing greatness!!"

We also got to see BogieBogie, who won our door prize at TKGA!

I tried out the Signature Art Needles - they are VERY NICE! VERY lightweight! Hold tight DPNers - new needles are on their way!

Thanks to Linda for her comment regarding the Cocoon Shrug.
Thanks for finding the error! - and yes, you are correct, the pattern SHOULD read:

Back Rectangle Piece Cable Pattern:
Rows 1, 3, 5, 7: P2, K3, P6, K3, P6, K3, P6, K3, P6, K3, P6, K3, P6, K3, P2.


Long Wraparound Piece Cable Pattern:
Rows 1, 3, 5, 7: P2, K3, P6, K3, P6, K3, P6.

When I get back, I will fix the pdf! Thanks again!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

"I'm not a photographer."

Yes, we know already!

Plymouth Silk Merino (11 skeins)
US 8
pattern modifications:
  • No welted seams.
  • 2 right fronts vs. the shorter left front
  • arms - much longer - I like 'em like that!
So soft.
So cozy.

Now on to the next one!

Don't fall off your chair - I am using the yarn for which the pattern calls, Lion Brand, Cotton Ease, in Charcoal (like the picture).

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

the photographer was grumpy

This is the best picture I could get out of him (please excuse the plastic bag in the background!).
Elann Peruvian Quechua
US 4 and US 7
This yarn is really nice - very soft and the Tencel adds some shine.
The sleeves are a teensy bit too long, but I like them like that :-)
On the needles:
a sock

Crossing my fingers that I have enough yarn (a common theme with my knitting) my intention is to knit two Right Fronts and not do the shorter Left Front.
I'd also like to have enough yarn to make these sleeves longer, too.
The back is really cool - you can't see it in the pictures, but it's 'V' shaped (not straight) on the bottom. So the back is done, and the right front is done. I just started on the sleeves and will see how much yarn I have left - will need enough to do the collar.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

what gauge are they?

good group idea! misguided group name...

Saturday, February 02, 2008

is the skein half finished or half unfinished?
knit sock.
knit starfish shawl.
knit past armholes.
worry that there isn't enough yarn.
frog starfish shawl back to armholes.
put starfish shawl on two 60" knitpicks cables.
realize that a month of knitting has taken more yarn than available and that there will definitely not be enough be enough of the special ordered hand-dyed yarn available because gauge is off by one stitch and one or two rows.
leave starfish shawl on cables and stuff into knitting bag with disgust.
rip out sleeves of drops alpaca cardigan down to cabling.
reknit sleeves in correct size.
fall asleep on the floor and then go to bed.
wake up and take What Kind of Yarn Are You Quiz.

What kind of yarn are you?

You are Shetland Wool. You are a traditional sort who can sometimes be a little on the harsh side. Though you look delicate you are tough as nails and prone to intricacies. Despite your acerbic ways you are widely respected and even revered.
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